Microsoft Malaysia names new public sector head
By Digital News Asia January 15, 2013
- Mohd Azharuddin Mat Sah appointed public sector lead for Microsoft Malaysia
- Tasked with spearheading Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to 'transforming Malaysia'
MICROSOFT has announced the appointment of Mohd Azharuddin Mat Sah (pic) as the lead for its public sector division in Malaysia.
In this role, Azharuddin will be focused on the technology giant's ongoing commitment to transforming the country together with government, education, health and other public sector organizations as they move into a new era of citizen services, by maximizing the capabilities of their technology investments, reducing overall costs, and boosting productivity.
“Azharuddin’s appointment as our Public Sector Lead fulfills a very important building block in our commitment to transform Malaysia together in education, businesses and for Malaysian lives, which has spanned over 20 years,” said Carlos Lacerda, managing director, Microsoft Malaysia.
Commenting on his appointment, Azharuddin said he was “honored” to have the opportunity to join the Microsoft Malaysia family and looks forward to "making a positive impact."
“Governments and public entities are increasingly being asked to do new things with fewer resources, which put them on the front lines of using technology to drive innovation. Those new things also have to be better and more efficient as citizens and government employees expect increasingly higher levels of service,” he said.
“It is an exciting and challenging time for government and the public sector, and I look forward to partnering with them to impact and improve the missions they commit to every day,” he added.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Azharuddin was senior vice president, Special Projects, Managing Director’s Office at Khazanah Nasional. He was also previously attached to the Performance Management & Delivery Unit (Pemandu) in the Prime Minister’s Department focusing on urban public transport.
Before he joined Khazanah Nasional, Azhar spent more than 10 years in Shell Malaysia and Shell International in London in the LNG business and human resources.